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BADA celebrates one hundred years as the premier trade association for fine art design and antiques trade in 2018. But what is BADA?

The British Antique Dealers Association

Founded in 1918, BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) is the leading trade association for the fine art, design and antiques community.

Our members are carefully vetted and selected for their wealth of experience, professional integrity, and the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of their stock.

Many BADA members are internationally recognised for their expertise and unparalleled knowledge in their chosen field of speciality.

Our members have played a key role in contributing to many of the world's leading museums, galleries and public collections.

The BADA standard

BADA members adhere to a vigorously enforced code which is laid down in the association's Bye-laws.

After a thorough election procedure, our dealers continue to have their membership renewed and confirmed annually.

It is for this reason that a member of the public can have complete confidence when buying from, or selling to, a member of BADA.

There are approximately three hundred and fifty dealers, galleries and shops worldwide who have met the very high standards that BADA demands.


Finding a BADA dealer

Details of our members can be found using our online Dealer search facility.

Alternatively, BADA publishes an annual List of Members which is available for free by emailing

Browse thousands of items currently available from BADA members on our online object search.

You can also visit one hundred of our members exhiting at our annual event BADA 2019, open March 20-26, 2019 at Duke of York Square, Chelsea, SW3 4LY. 


For information on joining BADA click here

For information on BADA's Governance click here

To view BADA's bye-laws click here

To view the benefits of buying from a BADA member click here

For information on BADA's charitable activities click here